A Dictionary of American Proverbs

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195053990

Category: Reference

Page: 1348

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Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins

Die Broke

Author: Stephen Pollan,Mark Levine

Publisher: HarperBusiness

ISBN: 9780887309427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 4729


From America's most trusted financial advisor comes a comprehensive guide to a new and utterly sane financial choice. In Die Broke, you'll learn that life is a game where the loser gives his money to Uncle Sam at the end. There are four steps to the process: Quit Today No, don't tell your boss to shove it...at least not out loud. But in your head accept that from this day on you're a free agent whose number one workplace priority is your personal bottom line. Pay Cash You should be as conscious of spending as you are of saving. Credit should be a rarely used tool for those few times (buying homes and cars) when paying cash is impossible. Don't Retire Your work life should be a journey up and down hills, rather than a climb up a sheer cliff that ends with a jump into the abyss. Die Broke It sounds terrifying, the one intolerable outcome to your financial life. And yet, in truth, dying broke might be your best option for a life without fear: fear of failure and privation now, fear of impoverishment in the long run.

Broken Blue Line

Author: Alistair Livingstone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472144740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8300


'Broken Blue Line is a rollercoaster of a ride depicting the realities of twenty-first-century policing on the front-line. Its well written, honest and informative. Alistair Livingstone put his life on the line, and now he's put his heart on the line. Courageous and human. Highly recommended.' Mike Pannett, author of Now Then Lad . . . and Crime Squad As a police officer, Alistair Livingstone was dubbed Supercop by the media for making more arrests than any other officer in the UK. But then Ali broke down. Broken Blue Line is the vividly told story of what brought him to that point, and the beginning of his slow, painful recovery. Ali was dubbed Supercop for making more than 1,000 arrests over one eighteen-month period, when the average arrest rate for officers in England and Wales is just nine a year. In his work as a police officer, he dealt with life-and-death situations on an almost daily basis: saving lives as a hostage negotiator; rescuing the occupant of a house fire; providing tactical advice during some of the most violent incidents; clinging onto a suicidal man hanging from the roof of a multi-storey car park; and entering a flat that had been blown up in an explosion just moments before. Ali was also engulfed in the aftermath and devastation of losing a colleague and friend who died doing the job she loved, and he witnessed the unprecedented response to the serial killings in Ipswich and the profound effect it had on the community and the police. But then an agonising and debilitating mental breakdown left the seemingly indestructible sergeant desperately seeking help. After almost two decades helping some of society's most vulnerable people he became so troubled by what he had seen and done in the line of duty that he hit rock bottom. Ali had no option but to walk away from the job that had defined him to embark on his biggest challenge yet: regaining his mental health. Ali's book offers an insight into the real world of modern policing: the demands and challenges faced by frontline officers throughout the UK. Ali's hope is that by opening up about his experiences and his struggle to regain his mental health in this no-holds-barred account, he will help to remove some of the lingering stigma that attaches to mental illness within the police and other professions and prevent others from making the same mistakes that he did. Ali says that he thoroughly enjoyed being a police officer and got to experience the sharp end of policing in so many different ways. When he finally made the decision to leave he was devastated and the months that followed his breakdown were the toughest he'd ever faced. Now that he is on the road to recovery, he hopes that by sharing his story it'll shine a light on the challenges of modern policing and the toll it can take, and, in doing so, to help others.

Atlas, Broken

Author: Jeremy Tyrrell

Publisher: Jeremy Tyrrell

ISBN: 1311337083

Category: Psychology

Page: 120

View: 3212


and his battle to hold up the expectations of others. Less"It's not carrying the world on your shoulders that does it, because that's what we were bloody well built for. It's the little things that wear you down and grind you to dust. That statue of Atlas won't get squashed, it'll have little bits chipped off it. It'll have the rain wear it down. The acid in the bird poop will rough up the surface. It'll have a crack that forms up its butt that'll grow bigger until the bugger splits wide open!" Set in a typical Melbourne setting, Henry's story is an allegorical tale of depression and his battle to hold up the expectations of others as he crumbles under their demands.

Broken Heart Attack

Author: James J. Cudney

Publisher: Next Chapter

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

View: 7973


Who killed Gwendolyn Paddington? When an extra ticket becomes available to see the dress rehearsal of King Lear, Kellan tags along with Nana D and her buddies. But when one of them dies of an apparent heart attack in the middle of second act, Nana D asks Kellan to investigate. With family members in debt and secret meetings, Kellan learns that the Paddingtons might not be as clean-cut as everyone thinks. Can Kellan find Gwendolyn's killer, or will he get caught up in his own stage fright?

Safire's Political Dictionary

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195340612

Category: Political Science

Page: 887

View: 2575


Featuring more than one thousand new, rewritten, and updated entries, this reference on American politics explains current terms in politics, economics, and diplomacy.

DontDateHimGirl.com Presents - So the Bastard Broke Your Heart, Now What?

Author: Tasha Cunningham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440506957

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 1025


He may not have been that into you, but the bastard who just broke your heart will be a distant memory after reading Don't Date Him Girl Presents: So the Bastard Broke Your Heart, Now What?, a 10-step guide to help you get your brokenhearted butt in gear, break your addiction to bad boyfriends and find lasting love. Written by DontDateHimGirl.com founder and newspaper columnist Tasha Cunningham, this book reveals the must-have secret weapon that belongs in every single girl's dating arsenal. Inspired by the stories of the thousands of women who have shared their dating stories on DontDateHimGirl.com, So the Bastard Broke Your Heart, Now What? will put you and your broken heart on the path to recovery armed with the tools you'll need to get over your bad breakup. After reading this book, you'll emerge stronger, smarter and sexier, well on your way to finding the guy who will be VERY into you!

American Loser

Author: Melissa Ellinwood Smith

Publisher: American Loser

ISBN: 0985641401

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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